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The RHEL 8 /var/log directory must have mode 0755 or less permissive.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-230248 RHEL-08-010240 SV-230248r627750_rule Medium
Only authorized personnel should be aware of errors and the details of the errors. Error messages are an indicator of an organization's operational state or can identify the RHEL 8 system or platform. Additionally, Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and operational information must not be revealed through error messages to unauthorized personnel or their designated representatives. The structure and content of error messages must be carefully considered by the organization and development team. The extent to which the information system is able to identify and handle error conditions is guided by organizational policy and operational requirements.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-15


Check Text ( C-32917r567490_chk )
Verify that the "/var/log" directory has a mode of "0755" or less with the following command:

$ sudo stat -c "%a %n" /var/log


If a value of "0755" or less permissive is not returned, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-32892r567491_fix)
Change the permissions of the directory "/var/log" to "0755" by running the following command:

$ sudo chmod 0755 /var/log